April 7, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Democrats to host candidates forum

The Huntingdon County Democratic Committee will host a candidates forum.  The event will feature candidates for local office, including incumbent county commissioner Jeff Thomas and Mount Union resident Tawny Myers, who is seeking election as co More...

A world-class welcome

Supporters lined the street in Orbisonia Borough Monday night to greet 15-year-old Bower Sarra of Rockhill, who returned home after taking third place in the junior men’s solo competition of th More...

Local News

Commissioners set dates for Legacy Fund applications

Mark Colussy, county planning director, recently requested the Huntingdon County Commissioners set the dates for Act 13 Legacy Funds grant applications.  “We’ve received the 2015 funds,” he said. More...

Construction moving along

A little over a month after ground was broken for the newest Sheetz location on the corner of Shaner Boulevard and Route 26 in Smithfield Township, heavy equipment and construction crews have been bu More...

Man pleads ahead of jury selection

A Petersburg man entered a plea before a jury was selected in his case Monday.  Timothy A. Prough, 28, Petersburg, entered a second plea to one count of retail theft. He will be sentenced in May.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship:

Duke rallies to beat Wisconsin 68-63

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Over a matter of mere minutes, the youngsters at Duke grew into salty old pros.  Call them freshmen. But please, do not call them kids.  More...

Coach K wins fifth championship ring

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — It’s John Wooden and Mike Krzyzewski.  Duke’s Coach K won his fifth national championship Monday night with a 68-63 victory over Wisconsin. More...

Rangers get past Blue Jackets in OT

NEW YORK (AP) — Derek Stepan scored with 28 seconds left in regulation to force overtime, then got the winner late in the extra period in the New York Rangers’ 4-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday night.  More...

Chatter Box

Births, birthdays and the circle of life

It’s been a week of births and birthdays and the circle of life.  I mentioned last week we celebrated our son Russell’s birthday April 1. He had a great day. He’s going to share his birth week with a couple others now.  More...

Healthy Living

TREATING WEATHER-RELATED JOINT PAIN

Early spring is often marked by wind and rain that precedes the more welcoming warmth synonymous with late spring and summer.   More...

HEALTH BENEFITS OF MEDITATION

Meditation is often trumped as a means to reducing stress and restoring healthy function in the body. More...

NATURAL WAYS TO BEAT SEASONAL ALLERGIES

The arrival of warmer weather changes the landscape completely. Animals come out of hiding and hibernation while trees and .owers bloom anew. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Help around the house should not be tied to sex

Dear Annie: I recently saw the results of a survey that said the more work men do around the house the less sex they get. More...

Doctor K

‘Bad luck’ is a questionable explanation for cancer

DEAR DOCTOR K: I thought cancer was the result of risky behaviors like smoking and spending too much time in the sun. But then I read an article about cancer and bad luck. So which is it — behaviors or luck?  More...

Special Sections

Victim testifies for trial opener

After a mistrial last month, a jury was selected and a trial began in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas Monday for a Mill Creek man charged with sex crimes against a teen.  More...

teens push Sticker Shock program

As the weather warms and prom and graduation draw closer, high school students are visiting local beer distributors this week to remind folks that “Parents Who Host, Lose the Most.”  More...

Area authority leaders continue merger talks

The Liberty Township Supervisors are continuing discussions with neighboring Saxton Borough regarding efforts to possibly merge the Saxton Borough and Liberty Township municipal authorities, it was announced by Supervisor Dick McClure during the town More...

State  Free Access 

Exporting Philly: Cheesesteaks, ices and pretzels

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The man intent on taking the Philly cheesesteak global saw a familiar sight from home on a recent trip to Florida: a Wawa.  The hoagie-making, coffeebrewing convenience and gas chain from the Philadelphia area is pushin More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Former WHUN Radio building razed

75 Years Ago  Chairman Urban Doolittle of the Huntingdon Chapter, American Red Cross, stated that in response to an appeal for $500 as the chapter’s quota for flood relief in the Wyoming Valley, he has received several telephone calls advi More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, April 7 AA Meeting Alcoholics Anonymous meeting will be held at The Abbey Reformed-United Church of Christ, Huntingdon, from 7-8 p.m. Please use Sixth Street entrance. More...

Local Sports

High School Baseball:

Gearhart allows three hits; ’Cats blank Raiders

Keeping the momentum from last Thursday’s huge comefrom behind win over Bald Eagle, the Huntingdon baseball team left little doubt Monday afternoon, cruising to a 7-0 Mountain League win at Bellefonte.  The Bearcats are now 2-1 on the sea More...

Hornets’ game suspended after nine innings

Juniata Valley travelled to West Branch Monday and got the week going with extra innings. The Hornets and the Warriors were tied after seven innings and the score remained deadlocked 7-7 after nine and the game was called due to darkness.  More...

High School Softball:

Raider top Bearcats; Pirates sink Hornets

Bellefonte got a strong twohit pitching effort from sophomore Tara Baney and also used a four-run fourth inning to pull away from host Huntingdon for a 5-0 Mountain League win Monday afternoon.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 3! Happy birthday wishes go out to Beau Presley Petron who turned 3 years old Sunday, April 5, 2015. His proud parents are Brian and Melanie Petron of Hill Valley. More...

Whole grains for the whole day

Getting enough whole grains into your family’s diet may seem like a whole lot of work, but one trick for getting more grains throughout the day is by using an ingredient family members of all ages will love — cereal.  More...

Births

Larry Feathers Jr. of Williamsburg and Katrina Yerty of Martinsburg are proud to announce the birth of their son, Noah Thomas Feathers, at 10:31 a.m. April 1, 2015, at UPMC Altoona. More...

School News

HAHS Alumni Association to meet

The spring meeting of the Huntingdon Area High School Alumni Association will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, April 13, at Hoss’s Steak and Sea House, Huntingdon.  More...

JVHS graduate joins university choir on tour

Caitlyn Dixon of Spruce Creek went on tour with the Susquehanna University Choir from Feb. 27 to March 8. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Sagittarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, April 8, 2015:  More...

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